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What if good things do not just happen to good people?

 

 

What if bad things do not just happen to bad people? If we are honest, we already know this is true. We already know we are broken, messy, and

 

Here is the good news—the Bible is filled with those kinds of people; not good people who did good things whose good examples we should now follow. But people who failed, rejected God, did not follow his ways, and profoundly made a mess of their lives. And yet, these are people to whom God gave grace. Do you see?
God’s story is not filled with a bunch of good people who did good things whose example we should follow. Rather his story is filled with a bunch of broken, messy, and frustrating people with whom he has been incredibly gracious.
People like you. People like me.